MAC Black Walnut, Cat’s Meow, Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is supposed to be an “easy-glide formula” with a “soft texture that’s perfect for rimming the sensitive waterline” that has “colour intensity and extreme depth” in a “long-wearing waterproof formula.” It’s a slim, twist-up eyeliner thas has light slip–not enough to slide around too easily but enough not to tug–with semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage in one stroke. They felt creamier rather than waxy to me. On me, the formula wore between six and nine hours on me before noticeably thinning. None of them lasted for more than a few hours on the waterline, and some shades applied better/worse on the waterline. Some shades flaked while they wore, between four and six hours in (noted by the shade).

Black Walnut ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “brown-black.” It’s a medium-dark black with warm, brown undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage with two passes. The consistency didn’t drag on the lash line, but it wasn’t really wet or emollient (usually a good thing!). It lasted for eight hours on the lower lash line, four hours on the waterline. Makeup Geek Obsidian (P, $9.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet (P, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Obsidian (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Zero (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Puro Amor (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cat’s Meow ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “black.” It’s a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and glided on without tugging (the swatch of it looks drier than it felt) and yielded mostly opaque coverage in one stroke. The color lasted for eight hours on the lower lash line, four hours on the waterline. Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is brighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Squid ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “carbon black.” It’s a dark black with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation in one pass with a lightly creamy consistency that applied without dragging on the skin. This one wore for eight hours on the lower lash line, five hours on the waterline. MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is glossier (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Legend (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Black Walnut
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Cat's Meow
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Squid
Squid
Squid
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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MAC  Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC  Modern Twist Kajal Liner
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MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner
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MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner
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MAC Cat's Meow Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Cat’s Meow Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Cat's Meow Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Cat’s Meow Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner